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Living Death: Trauma of Widowhood in India

V. Mohini Giri (Editor)
Synopsis This work has deep bearing on the socio-economic condition of widows in Indian sub-continent where the discrimination against them is still rife. This marginalisation cuts across religion, caste and class barriers to make it an almost universal phenomenon in India, though the dimension and the degree may vary in rigidity. The book while giving an overview of the status of widows, focusses on the marginalisation peculiar to individual regions and specific kind of widows. It is indeed a rich and comprehensive compilation of contributions by eminent social scientists who have made even an academic assessment of impact of recent armed conflict in Jammu and Kashmir and Kargil on those who bore the brunt of endless mental and physical agony. Undoubtedly the assessment of each author is unique and scholarly. The whole book would be very useful for teachers, scholars, students and social activists, intellectuals and social scientists both in India and abroad.
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About the author

V. Mohini Giri

Dr. (Mrs.) V. Mohini Giri, former Chairperson, National Commission for Women, is a leader with vision and courage. She has been spearheading the cause of sex workers, usually despised as subhuman. An activist of long standing, she was instrumental in establishing the All India War Widows Association (1971) and Guild of Service, New Delhi. A postgraduate from Lucknow University, she is proficient in many Indian and foreign languages. She is the recipient of numerous awards, the latest among them being Mahila Udyami Award, Veer Shiromani Netaji Subhash Chandra Award for Social Work and Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award. A widely traveled person within and outside the country, Mrs. Giri has represented India in various national and international conferences on gender issues, human rights, prostitution and trafficking, voluntary efforts, religion and peace, etc. the marginalised sections of socially and economically deprived groups among women have always been the realm of interest to Mrs. Giri.

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Bibliographic information

Title Living Death: Trauma of Widowhood in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121207940
length 263p., Tables; Index; 22cm.